|Aircraft Model:||CAC CA-12 Boomerang|
|Manufacturer:||Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation|
|Units:||No. 83 Squadron, RAAF|
No. 85 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
|9 December 1942||Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.|
|10 December 1942||Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.|
|13 December 1942||Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.|
|14 December 1942||Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.|
|19 December 1942||Ground looped on runway at Mildura.|
|26 March 1943||Allotted to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.|
|14 April 1943||Issued to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.|
|15 April 1943||Received by No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.|
|21 April 1943||Allotted to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.|
|25 April 1943||Issued to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.|
|30 April 1943||Received by No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.|
|13 May 1943||Aircraft bounced while landing in slight cross-wind and gusty conditions. The pilot eased the control column too far forward, depressing the nose and causing the airscrew tips to contact the runway.|
Pilot: P/O FRANK JAMES CORNALLY, RAAF 420450 (Survived)
|1 January 1944||Aircraft swerved to the left on landing, tearing through the scrub and coming to rest on its belly.|
Pilot: LAC DUDLEY BARTON ADAMS, RAAF 418043 (Uninjured)
|4 January 1944||Allotted to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for repair.|
|5 January 1944||Issued to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.|
|14 January 1944||Received by No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.|
|15 May 1944||Western Area letter recommends airframe conversion.|
|19 June 1944||AMSE approve conversion.|
|22 June 1944||RAAF HQ approve conversion.|
Dunn, P. 2018 Crash of a Boomerang at Guildford, WA, on 1 January 1944. Australia @ War. Retrieved 22 October 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/wa64.htm>.
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Aircraft Status cards - Boomerang CA-12, A46-1 to A46-99, A10297, BLOCK 341.
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Boomerang A46 [Accidents Part 1], A9845, 139.
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, RAAF unit history sheets (form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] number 85 squadron February 1943 to October 1945, A9186, 115.
Wilson, S. 1991 Wirraway, Boomerang & CA-15 in Australian Service. Fyshwick: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.
Record updated on 22 October 2018.
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